Up to 3.5 million children are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases following the devastating floods, a UN spokesman has said. Another estimate puts children at risk to 6 million. The UN has so far only raised a fraction ($125m) of the$460 million aid it has asked for immediate needs. Out of the 20 million flod affected, 6 million are estimated to need food aid on urgent basis. Over 900,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged.

Meanwhile, floods continue to cause havoc with water surging from the province of Sindh to neighboring Balochistan. There are fears that more rain will bring more deaths. “The coming four to five days are still crucial,” Sindh’s irrigation minister Jam Saifullah Dharejo said.